Boral Material Laboratory Site Visit

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Boral Materials Technical Services Laboratory
Unit 4 3 - 5 Gibbon Road, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153


Boral is opening the doors to its Materials Technical Services Laboratory for Members of the CIA in NSW to visit and learn how and why concrete is tested under a strict quality-controlled process.

Concrete mix design is a science.  Any quality pre-mix concrete poured on site or mixed for precast concrete elements is a result of a well-designed process to ensure that it is fit for purpose.  However, science is ever evolving, and concrete is no different.  New or different testing methods, raw materials, processes and designs mean concrete is continually being scrutinised. 

Boral's high-performance products ENVISIA and Aspire concrete were developed at the laboratory. It's ability to measure compressive strength of concrete in excess of 120MPa, test for modulus of elasticity, drying shrinkage and creep were crucial to the development of these high-performance products. Boral have also been working on some non-destructive ways for measuring strength and maturity. 

The Institute is pleased to offer its Members the chance to see how construction materials are tested by the Boral Materials Technical Services Laboratory. Safety boots/covered in shoes required.
Numbers on the tour are strictly limited to 30 people so book early. 


CIA Members $40.00 CIA Retired Members $22.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 Non Members $55.00


Ben Gow
Regional Manager - Technical & Country Concrete - Boral

Aaron Lacey
Laboratory Manager - Boral


Boral Materials Technical Services, Winston Hills. Parking is available on site.

Covid-safety requirements will be in place in accordance with the changing NSW Government recommendations.

12.45pm - Registration /safety equipment collection
Tour participants must wear fully-enclosed flat shoes or safety boots. Boral will provide safety glasses, Hi-vis vest and a hard hat as required. If you own your own PPE, please bring it along with you.

1.00pm - Introduction to Boral Laboratory - Presentation
Regional Manager  - Technical & Country Concrete, Ben Gow
Laboratory Manager, Aaron Lacey

Light refreshments & Tea/Coffee will be served

1.30pm – Site Tour of Facilities – Tour participants will divide into two groups
Tour will cover areas such as Concrete/Chemistry/Soils & Aggregates & Asphalt section
4.00pm - Questions and Discussion
Tea and coffee will be available

4.15pm – Close


Communication Devices

Please note that audio and video recording or taking photographs is prohibited during this event without express approval from the Concrete Institute of Australia.

By making a booking you are acknowledging that you have read and accept the Concrete Institute of Australia’s
Terms of Service.